The school was recently notified of the team results from the Cross Country event. Pictured are the successful St Mary’s teams along with their medals. It was a super showing from our pupils, with six of the eight teams we entered placing in the top two of their respective races!
The strong performance from our children meant that St Mary’s finished in second place in the overall school standings, just two points off the top spot. A very credible result, with schools from right across the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area taking part. Well done to all of our participants! The two successful P6 teams are not photographed as they were on a school trip on the day of the presentation.
St Mary’s Whole School Sports Day took place in early June. All of our pupils enjoyed a full day of activities. A huge thanks to SPAR Mullaghbawn, who again sponsored packs for every child in the school. This is an extremely generous act and is much appreciated by everyone associated with the school. It was a busy day and all of the children went home with a big smile on their face.
The P7 year group have bid farewell to St Mary’s for the last time. The enjoyed a fun-filled final day in school and had a lovely evening at the annual Leavers’ Mass. There were refreshments back in school afterwards, when pupils were presented with their certificates of achievement. The Tierney and Murphy Cups were also presented to the winners for 2019. Thanks to Pius, Eamon, Ciara & Tara for coming along to present the trophies. We had a little trip down memory lane for the boys and girls, as they watched their performance of Báidín Fheilimí from their P1 days! The evening finished with the planting of a commemorative tree to mark the P7 class of 2019.
Thanks to all of the parents and guests for making it a wonderful occasion and to all of the staff members who help in any way. Finally, goodbye and best wishes to the P7 pupils as they move on to their new schools!
P7 signed off from primary school in style with their performance of “School Days Are Over.” Lislea Hall was rocking for two nights as the children put on a great show. The feedback from the audience was very positive, with everyone enjoying themselves. A tremendous amount of hard work went into putting on this show and the children of P7 are to be commended for their dedication and effort. A huge thanks to Lislea Community Association for allowing us the use of their fantastic facilities. We could not have put on the show without their help and co-operation. Thanks also to all of the staff members who helped out in any capacity.
“Goodbye my friend, it’s not the end,
How could it be when we’ve got, such memories to set us free,
When we find being grown up, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.”
Following a tremendous amount of hard work in both practical and theory lessons this term, P7 pupils have been awarded their certificates for completing the Cycling Proficiency Scheme. Although there has been a great improvement over the course of the scheme, the children fully understand that this has not made them experts or ensure that they will be exempt from danger. They must take great care every time they get on their bikes.
Congratulations to all of the children on their success. Cycling is a fun way to stay fit and healthy!
Our sincere thanks to Nursery Parents for their generous contributions to Amanda’s good health journey. Donations were made at our recent Graduation Ceremony totalling to almost £300. The upcoming quiz in the club promises to be a great night, so please show your support.
The Board of Governors would like to thank each and every staff member for their hard work and dedication to St Mary’s. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful, enthusiastic staff, we appreciate all you do. Your collective achievements this year were outstanding. Thanks to the parents of our pupils, your continuous support is valued. Enjoy your well deserved break.
The sun shone brightly for this year’s Graduates special day. We were delighted at the turn out of family and friends of the school to support our superstars ! Well done to those who participated in our parents race, I believe it went down to a photo finish in the end ! Thanks to Mary Toal in Ti Chulainn for helping us prepare the room for today and for her assistance with the refreshments. The delicious treats were in abundance and thoroughly enjoyed by all – so our thanks to parents for this. Tomorrow we will announce the total raised for one of our Nursery mums – Amanda McTaggart, #Action-4-Amanda. It was great to see Amanda there today and we are pleased to be able to help out in a small way. I am so proud of each and every child that participated today, your confidence shown through with your enthusiastic dance moves and fantastic singing. Finally, on behalf of all the Nursery staff we would like to express our sincere thanks for your very generous and thoughtful gift. It is very much appreciated.
Unfortunately we didn’t get any snaps from the day so please feel free to share memories of this special day.
Whole School Sports Day, sponsored by SPAR, is planned to take place on Thursday, June 6th (weather permitting). All parents are welcome to attend. Proceedings will begin at approximately 9.30am. All children should wear a tracksuit and bring along shorts, a hat, sun cream and a bottle of water. In the interest of child protection, it is our school’s policy that photographs should not be recorded by parents using any mobile devices. Each class has been assigned an Irish county and if possible, children are invited to wear the colour associated with their team. An ice-cream stand will be operated by some of our P7s and all children can purchase one for £1, with all proceeds going towards school funds. In the event of inclement weather, a post will be made on the school website / facebook page early on Thursday morning to notify parents if Sports Day has to be rearranged. Hopefully we will have a dry day and lots of fun!
Congratulations to the Primary 7 class of 2019 who made their Confirmation on Thursday evening past in St Oliver Plunkett’s Church Forkhill. It was a beautiful ceremony, which was enriched by the lovely music from the joint school choir from Mullaghbawn and Forkhill, under the guidance of Mrs Murphy and Mrs McCann.
P7 will need to be well rested over the long weekend as they head off on their residential trip to Carlingford on Tuesday morning. The bus will depart the school @8am sharp.